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" ... twere, the mirror up to nature ; to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time, his form and pressure. "
The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, with notes original and selected ... - Page 247
by William Shakespeare - 1826
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An Essay Upon the Ghost Belief of Shakespeare

Alfred Thomas Roffe - 1851 - 31 pages
...views of the Artistic in Acting, and substituting for the word Playing, the word Poetry. 14" Let your discretion be your Tutor ; suit the Action to the...that you o'erstep not the modesty of Nature ; for anything so done is from the purpose of Poetry, whose end, both at the first, and now, was, and is,...
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The Works of William Shakspeare, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1852
...would have such a fellow whipped for o'erdoing Termagant ; it out-herods Herod : Pray you, avoid it. 1 Play. I warrant your honour. Ham. Be not too tame,...that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature : for anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first, and now, was, and...
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Dramatic Works: From the Text of Johnson, Stevens and Reed; with ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1852
...would have such a fellow whipped for o'erdoing Termagant ; it out-herods Herod : Pray you, avoid it. 1 Play. I warrant your honour. Ham. Be not too tame,...that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature : for anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first, and now, was, and...
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The Standard Speaker: Containing Exercises in Prose and Poetry for ...

Epes Sargent - 1852 - 558 pages
...would have such a fellow whipped for o'erdoing Termagant ; it out-Herods Herod. Pray you avoid it. Be not too tame, neither, but let your own discretion...that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature ; for anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was...
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New Theatre Quarterly 45: Volume 12, Part 1

Clive Barker, Simon Trussler - 1996 - 97 pages
...playing? Both possibilities are there, but there is tremendous resonance in the apparent simplicity of: 'Let your own discretion be your tutor. Suit the action...observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature; for anything so o'erdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and...
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The Voice in Speech

Albert Haberstro - 1996 - 100 pages
...would have such a fellow whipped for o'er-doing Termagant ; it- out-herods Herod. Pray you avoid it. "Be not too tame, neither, but let your own discretion...the action; with this special observance, that you o 'er-step not the modesty of nature : for anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare, Russell Jackson - 1996 - 208 pages
...honour. HAMLET the worrier is never tar away. A couple of the other actors join the conversation. HAMLET Be not too tame, neither; but let your own discretion...action to the word, the word to the action, with this Hugely important point. If this doesn't happen, he may not obtain the proof of murder. HAMLET (continuing)...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - 1996 - 865 pages
...towards actors onstage, but also reflecting his own behavior, as an actor in life: Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this special...o'erstep not the modesty of nature: for any thing so o'erdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is, to hold...
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Alternative Shakespeare Auditions for Women

William Shakespeare, Simon Dunmore - 1997 - 120 pages
...groundlings, who for the most part are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows and noise ... ... Be not too tame, neither; but let your own discretion...observance: that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature. For anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and...
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Alternative Shakespeare Auditions for Men

William Shakespeare, Simon Dunmore - 1997 - 120 pages
...groundlings, who for the most part are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows and noise ... ... Be not too tame, neither; but let your own discretion...observance: that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature. For anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and...
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